Just as fitness is an adjunct therapy to clinical health and wellness Prescriptive Fitness is an alternative modality to medications to improve your overall health and well-being, while mitigating problems of chronic illnesses. It is designed to increase activity levels, endurance, and strength and it is tailored to your health needs and fitness level. The program includes guidance and expertise from Heritage experts and doctors known as “Fit-sicians”. Which is another value-added benefit for Heritage members.
All Heritage physicians can offer the prescriptive fitness program to their patients. Based on the patient’s needs the primary care physician would prescribe a fitness-based referral to program director Dr. Moushabek. As the prescribing doctor and “Fit-sician” , Dr. Roger Moushabek will perform assessments and lab work. He would review lab values to determine the patient’s baseline. Once evaluated for the program, Dr. Moushabek then designs an exercise protocol. Periodically the patient will be given additional tests in order to chart their progress.